Friday, September 5, 2008

Nortel Demonstrates Mobile 4G HDTV

I read in the news last week that Nortel Networks has achieved the first high capacity Long Term Evolution(LTE) handoff between cell sites at 100 km/hr (62 mi/hr). During a recent test at a development center in Ottawa, the company was able to maintain a high-definition video stream to a handset while driving in a car and was able to travel between cell sites. The company used Nortel's LTE radio, network gear, and a prototype 4G LG Electronics handset to demonstrate the handoff.

This sounds impressive and bodes well for future broadband services but we don't even have good 3G coverage here in the US (the problems with the iPhone 3G are a prime example), and I am not sure TV services in a car is a good idea with all of the other distractions. What do you think?

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